Automatic 18F positron source supply system for a monoenergetic positron beam

Fuminori Saito, Naoki Suzuki, Yoshiko Itoh, Akira Goto, Ichiro Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kurihara, Ren Iwata, Yasuyuki Nagashima, Toshio Hyodo

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    A system which supplies an intense 18F (half life 110 min) positron source produced by an AVF cyclotron through 18O(p,n)18F reaction has been constructed. Produced 18F is transferred to a low background experiment hall through a capillary. It is electro-deposited on a graphite rod and used for a source of a slow positron beam. In the meantime the next batch of target 18O water is loaded and proton irradiation proceeds. This system makes it possible to perform continuous positron beam experiments using the 18F positron source. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)755-757
    Number of pages3
    JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiation


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